Basketball teams to open 2013 in Cape Breton
The Sea-Hawks basketball teams have encountered a travel delay due to weather that has forced a schedule change for this weekend's AUS basketball action in Sydney. Games will now take place on Monday at 5pm (women) and 7pm (men and on Tuesday at 10am (women) and 12pm (men).
The Sea-Hawks (3-5) will head to Cape Breton looking to even their record against the Capers (2-6).
Memorial will welcome senior post Ally Forsey back to the lineup this weekend. Forsey injured her knee in the opening weekend of the season and will see her first action since November 3rd. Senior forward Grace Fishbein is Memorial's leading scorer with 14.6 points per game. The Sea-Hawks are on a two-game winning streak after sweeping UNB to close out the first half of the season in November.
Cape Breton, winners of three of the last four AUS championships, struggled in the first half of the season with a 2-6 record. However, the Capers are well-coached and are always tough to play in Sydney. The team is led by guard Tanya McClurkin, who is currently 8th in the league in scoring. McClurkin is also leading the conference in three-pointers made.
The Memorial men's basketball team will continue their tough AUS schedule with a weekend series against the undefeated Capers this weekend in Sydney.
Memorial is winless on the season with a 0-8 record but showed improvement in their final series of the fall against UNB. The team will welcome 6'9 rookie forward Vasilije Curcic to the lineup this winter. Curcic, a native of Kragujevas, Serbia, will provide some additional size and rebounding while contributing some offense to Head Coach Peter Benoite's lineup. Ryan Wood has been the leader so far for Memorial this season, leading the team in scoring and assists.
Cape Breton are coming off a big 16 point comeback win over St. FX on Wednesday to remain undefeated heading into the weekend with an 8-0 record. The Capers are currently fifth ranked university basketball team in Canada. They are led by star guard Jimmy Dorsey.